Canada plans to allocate another $278 million over the next five years to extend and upgrade facilities to deliver broadband services in the country's rural and northern communities, according to an IT World Canada report.
TELUS is giving Canadian business customers another option to outsource their applications into a cloud environment, announcing that it has opened a new $67 million data center in Kamloops.
Allstream has become an even bigger competitive threat to Bell Canada and Telus in Canada's business service market by connecting more than 3,000 buildings to its 30,000 km fiber and IP-based network.
Sprint and T-Mobile US confirmed Thursday that they joined follow U.S. company Verizon Communications in declining to participate in Canada's 700 MHz spectrum auction, set for January.
Now that Verizon Communications has said it will not expand into the Canadian wireless market, Canadian regulators and carriers seem more focused on the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction in January than on the tangle over foreign ownership rules.
Telus is realigning its Optik TV channels, a move it says will make it easier for its customers to find their favorite shows.
Bell Canada has spent $157 million to extend its growing Fibe TV service to Ottawa, bringing its coverage to 3.8 million households. Ottawa follows Montréal, Toronto, Québec City and multiple other locations in Ontario and Québec to be able to get the IPTV service.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said that his government's rules on the wireless market do not aid foreign competitors, contrary to the claims of leading Canadian operators.
Telus has become the latest service provider to make its IPTV service portable with the introduction of its wireless digital Optik TV box.
In a fresh bid to sway public opinion and pressure the government to keep Verizon Communications from entering the Canadian wireless market, incumbents Telus, Bell Mobility and Rogers Communications are considering a new ad campaign highlighting Verizon's involvement with U.S. phone surveillance, according to a Reuters report.